Introducing New Sponges

ACWORTH, GA, January 4, 2016 – Americo started off the year by announcing the introduction of two new sponges to their product line. Both products were showcased during the ISSA’s 2015 conference last October. SteelScour is a purple woven stainless steel scrub sponge designed to provide aggressive cleaning power. The stainless steel edges will cut through grease and grime for unsurpassed cleaning results. In addition to SteelScour, Americo introduced Scrubie, a non-scratch cleaning sponge. Scrubie features an absorbent urethane sponge wrapped in a white polyester mesh for gentle cleaning.

“Americo has a long history of high quality in product design and performance. The company's product line expansion provides solutions for many and continues our strategy of delivering exceptional products to clients in over 70 countries worldwide,” said John Miller, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. The new products are currently available and additional details may be found at www.AmericoMfg.com or by downloading the company’s mobile app for Android and Apple users.

iOS Version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/americo/id1033321914?mt=8 

Android Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixid.americo.lakecity 


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2016 All rights reserved worldwide.

*The actual rate of biodegradation of Americo’s Full Cycle® pads, as well as the rate of all plastic materials in landfills, will be slower and will vary, depending upon actual landfill conditions. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit http://www.AmericoFullCycle.com.

 


Honoring Sales Excellence

ACWORTH, GEORGIA, November, 2015 – Americo Manufacturing reflected on the year and honored the outstanding achievements of their sales force during Americo’s Annual Sales Meeting. The event was held on October 20th prior to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2015 conference in Las Vegas.

Special recognition was given to various top performing sales reps, including The Osborne Group as they received “The 2015 Jim Rones Rep of the Year” award. Additional recognition was given to Angel/Cotton Associates for “Outstanding Sales Performance” and the “Soaring Eagle Award” for securing the most new accounts over the past year. “Star Sales Performance” awards were also awarded to Angel/Cotton Associates; The Osborne Group; Phoenix Sales & Marketing; and Wind Associates.

In addition to honoring leading sales representatives, Americo also took the opportunity to recognize one of its own, Cameron Dunagan, Regional Sales Manager at Americo Manufacturing Company. Dunagan received a Sales Excellence Award for his superior performance in 2015.


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit https://www.americomfg.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2015 All rights reserved worldwide.

*The actual rate of biodegradation of Americo’s Full Cycle® pads, as well as the rate of all plastic materials in landfills, will be slower and will vary, depending upon actual landfill conditions. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.


New Mobile App

For all those responsible for floor maintenance, Americo recently released a new mobile app to offer answers and real-time feedback to the industry’s most challenging questions about floor pad and mat selection. With so many products available and other variables, it’s enough to leave users baffled at which pad will provide the best results for each job, not to mention which floor mat to use. Americo takes the guesswork out of floor maintenance by introducing an innovative tool that provides immediate consultation—backed by the latest methods and advice from leading experts in the Jan/San industry.

Americo’s app will help users streamline the process and achieve amazing results every time. After answering simple questions, the user receives advice on which pad is most appropriate for the type of floor, machine, soil, and more. The app also gives information on correct methods, thorough how-to instructions and videos. Americo offers the mobile as a free download to the Jan/San industry.

Americo’s Marketing Director, Cameron Harrison says, “As the industry continues to move towards mobile technology, making use of smart and responsive apps like Americo’s, just makes sense in terms of improving productivity for floor maintenance. Our app converts iOS and Android devices into fully functional on-the-job reference tools and training for proper floor care. Americo’s app is designed to assist users in achieving remarkable results with fewer operational processes, which will ultimately lower their costs. This is just another example of Americo’s commitment to excellence and serving our industry.”

The Floor Pad Selector Guide offers recommendations based on the user’s own requirements, such as floor type, application, floor condition, equipment, and finishes. Americo’s app provides product details and allows the users to share the information instantly. The selector guide also allows the user to switch views from diamond pads to traditional floor pads for product and method comparison.

The app’s Mat Selector Guide offers (market segmented) recommendations based on placement, mat type, foot traffic, and more. Other components of this app include access to teaching tools, product details for instant sharing, an environmental calculator, educational videos on sustainable solutions, and an exclusive inside tour of Americo’s production plant. The mobile app is multilingual based featuring both English and Spanish translations. A free download is currently available for both Android and iOS users.

For more details or to test the mobile application visit us at Americo’s ISSA Booth #1229 in Las Vegas, NV on October 20-23, 2015. Users can vote for Americo’s app at ISSA’s Innovation Award Program online at www.issa.com/contest/services--technology until October 16th or onsite at ISSA’s Visitors Choice through October 23rd.

 


The Spirit of Giving

Americo Embodies the Spirit of Giving

The Company has fun while raising awareness and supporting the American Cancer Society

ACWORTH, GEORGIA, October 9, 2015 — Americo employees gathered on October 9, 2015 for a typical company picnic, but this year's event was anything but ordinary. The owners traditionally hold an Annual "Americo Family" picnic in appreciation of its employees. This year the company and its employees raised awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society. Employees gave raffle donations and took part in a fundraiser to see their favorite co-workers get a pie in the face! Everyone had a great time together while giving to such an important cause.

Americo’s Vice President of Human Resources, Julie Charyna says, “I feel fortunate to work for a company that is committed to making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day – whether it’s our colleagues, customers or simply those in need. Turning company events into charitable benefits, demonstrates not only the giving spirit of our owners, but the generosity of our entire team at Americo.”


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit https://www.americomfg.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2014 All rights reserved worldwide.

*The actual rate of biodegradation of Americo’s Full Cycle® pads, as well as the rate of all plastic materials in landfills, will be slower and will vary, depending upon actual landfill conditions. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.


New Partnership
RJ Schinner

Americo Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the new partnership with RJ Schinner to carry the Americo line. The benefits of this new partnership for the distributor include competitive pricing, and easy access to Americo products. “This is a win-win for Americo and our customer base. Our distributors will receive the same high quality Americo products they are accustomed to, but now with greater flexibility when ordering and access to quick replenishment inventory as needed,” said National Sales Manager of Americo Manufacturing Company, Rusty Heinsman.

The agreement includes RJ Schinner’s commitment to 24-48 hour turn-around times on stock items, 85% of orders delivered on RJ Schinner trucks, and 98%+ order fill rates. RJ Schinner's 26-state footprint includes 11 branches across the Central US, with over 812,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.

"The RJ Schinner team is excited about adding the Americo product offering to our bundle. In this challenging environment, it is important to provide our distributor partners with products that are competitive and innovative. We look forward to mutual success," said Jeffrey M. Heeren, Sr. Vice President, RJ Schinner.


About RJ Schinner Company

For over 60 years and three generations, RJ Schinner has been a leader in the wholesale distribution of plastic and paper packaging and disposables, proudly serving the food service, supermarket, and sanitation markets as a partner in success. As the largest independent redistributor in the US, our customers benefit from our enhanced flexibility, our quick to market operation, and the advantage we have of not being tied to Wall Street expectations like many of our competitors. For more details visit www.rjschinner.com.

 


Supply & Demand Award

Americo Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s largest floor pad manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it was selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for the publication’s 13th annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, which highlights "100 Great Supply Chain Projects." The magazine’s editorial team selected Americo for the results directly related to dynamic and customizable reorder reports, developed by Americo’s Purchasing & Sourcing Manager, Chris Kelcourse. “The new reporting is designed to create dynamic reorder level based on sales history and forecasting change. This initiative will allow Americo to more accurately calculate the orders and compare order points to inventory available, and if necessary, advises an order quantity. In short, Chris’ vision and ingenuity in developing this unique reporting system will allow Americo to maintain ideal stock levels throughout the year; saving cost and delivery times for our customers,” stated Tom Owens, Director of Technical Services and Sourcing of Americo Manufacturing Company.

"We are honored to be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for our project success. This is a testament to the hard work and proven results Americo delivers to our suppliers and customers. We are always striving to improve our clients’ business processes, profitability and bottom line results," said Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Lenny Shutzberg.

The 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list is comprised of supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost- cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain projects, including information on project objectives, scope, timeline and results. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine’s editorial staff, primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission.

After receiving nomination forms, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive editorial staff identified applicants that best fit the stated criteria for the "100." The complete listing of the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 is available at www.SDCExec.com. Extended coverage of the SDCE100 will appear in the June 2015 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.


About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web: www.SDCExec.com.


Marketing Promotion

Americo Manufacturing Company, announced the promotion of Cameron Harrison to Director of Marketing.

Mrs. Harrison’s eighteen years of experience in product marketing made her a natural fit for the position. Prior to her coming to Americo, Cameron served in a wide variety marketing management positions in healthcare, dietary supplement manufacturing and tradeshow production. Throughout her career, Cameron has been responsible for leading complex product launches, the development of effective marketing campaigns and project management. “Cameron joined our team in 2013, a pivotal year that began a significant period of growth for Americo—which included the acquisition of Glit®/Microtron®, the announcement of a new global strategic partnership with ISS, followed by the launch of Americo’s Full CycleTM floor pads. Her professionalism, performance and demeanor in marketing have been influential in achieving our excellent record of success,” said Lenny Shutzberg, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company.

As the Director of Marketing at Americo, Cameron will oversee marketing operations, corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events; while contributing to the organization’s goals, and the company’s long term success. “Cameron’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable and she embodies many of the greatest traits of our company. Her commitment to excellence and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction, growth, and profitability of Americo,” said John Miller, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc. “Cameron’s experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow and strengthen our organization.”


Partnering with HSC

Each school day, more than 60 million students and staff attend our nation’s schools, representing 20 percent of the American population. Unfortunately, approximately half of them are being exposed to polluted indoor air within their schools. A green cleaning program can help reduce these harmful exposures—and it can do so much more, too.

Americo Manufacturing Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of GreenCleanSchools.org, an important online resource that brings together information, tools and assessments to help schools implement healthy, environmentally responsible cleaning programs. Healthy Schools Campaign, a national school health advocacy and policy organization, presents GreenCleanSchools.org as a way to inform and empower stakeholders who can truly change the way schools clean. Not only is green cleaning good for the environment, it is healthier for students and school staff, and has proven to be a cost-effective and efficient practice that has been embraced by school facility managers and cleaning professionals across the country.

“The decision to support a well-respected organization, such as Healthy Schools Campaign, was an easy one. We share the same core values when it comes to education and promoting green products. In all that we do, we are conscious of the impact that our products have on the environment. We help our customers do the same by providing high quality sustainable everyday products, like our Full CycleTM floor pads. Our floor pads are made from post-consumer waste and are formulated to biodegrade* in a fraction of the time that it takes conventional floor pads, once discarded into an active landfill. When consumers see our Full CycleTM label, they will know they have a quality product while at the same time reducing mankind’s impact on the environment—and that’s a benefit to everyone,” said Leonard Shutzberg, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company.

“Green Clean Schools is made possible because of strong partnerships, including our partnership with Americo Manufacturing Company,” said Mark Bishop, vice president of policy for Healthy Schools Campaign. “We applaud Americo for their commitment to green cleaning, and for the impact their support will have on the health of those who go to school every day to learn and to work.” To learn more, visit GreenCleanSchools.org.


About Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making schools healthier places for all students. HSC believes that health and wellness should be incorporated into every aspect of the school experience. Founded in 2002, HSC advocates for children to have better access to nutritious school food, physical activity, school health resources and clean air to shape their lifelong learning and health. HSC facilitates collaboration between students, parents, teachers, administrators and policymakers to help prepare this diverse group of stakeholders to lead change for healthier schools at the school, district, state and national levels. For more information, go to healthyschoolscampaign.org, or follow HSC on social media at facebook.com/healthyschools and twitter.com/healthyschools.


Introducing New Products

Americo introduces new floor pads and food service products

Now available from Americo: TurfScrub™, Beige Carpet, Natural Blue Blend floor pads, Melamine Erasing Sponge and more!

ACWORTH, GA, December 8, 2014 – Americo announced the introduction of new floor pads and additional food service products during ISSA’s 2014 conference in Orlando, FL last month.

“Americo has a long history of high quality in product design and performance. We always welcome suggestions from our customers about how Americo can improve our offerings. The company’s product line expansion provides solutions for many and continues our strategy of delivering exceptional products to clients in over 70 countries worldwide,” said John Miller, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. The new products are currently available and additional details may be found at www.AmericoMfg.com.

New products include:

TurfScrub™

A brush type floor pad, the TurfScrub™ gets down into the cracks and crevices of uneven floor surfaces and deep grout lines for unsurpassed cleaning results.

Natural Blue Blend

An ultra-high speed burnishing pad made of blended polyester and natural fibers for an extra high gloss when buffing or burnishing.

Beige Carpet Pad

Typically used with common carpet encapsulation cleaning systems, this pad’s special binder is safe for use on carpet yet durable to resist the friction created in use.

Melamine Block Erasing Sponge

The ultimate problem-solver for spot-cleaning, this multi-functional cleaning accessory removes stains and dirt with water. No harsh chemicals are required with use.

Grill-Brick

Made of nonporous pumice stone, this brick works miraculously to clean griddles and grills while providing optimal results without scratching the surface.

Griddle Cleaning Kit

Each kit includes 1 Griddle Holder, 10 Griddle Cleaning Pads and 20 Griddle Screens (4 kits per case). The holder is design to hold the Griddle Cleaning Pad and Griddle Screen in place while adding leverage for cleaning griddles. The handle keeps hands away from hot griddles. The Griddle Pad may be used for polishing griddles in addition to providing support between the holder and screen. The Griddle Screen is the ideal solution to remove food particles and carbonized grease that can collect on grill grates or griddles.

Stropping Pad

A must-have item for any food service application, this unique pad removes rust, corrosion and mold from aluminum and stainless vats and tubing.


About the Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our pads are now specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 45th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit www.americomfg.com.

*To learn more about Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads and view ASTM D5511 test results, visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc.

©2014 All rights reserved worldwide.


Award-winner:
Full Cycle®

Americo, a proven leader in “green” manufacturing and a pioneer in global Jan/San markets, has been recognized as the winner of the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award under the Supplies category for its Full Cycle® floor pads by the renowned cleaning association, ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association).

This year’s ISSA Innovation Award Program highlighted over 50 innovative products and services from manufacturers throughout the cleaning industry. Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads were entered under the Supplies category and voted on by industry distributors, wholesalers, and facility service providers to determine the program winners. The award was announced during the ISSA Excellence Award Ceremony at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show, November 7, in Orlando, FL.

In addition to ISSA’s Innovation Award, Americo was presented with the 2014 Sustainability Award by the NISSCO (National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies) buying group during ISSA’s Show last week. NISSCO President, Mark Bozich stated, “It is tough to differentiate floor pads, especially in this day of racing to lower cost by cutting corners, using lesser and lower quality materials. Americo has taken a better path by reversing the trend and enhancing the traditional; thereby giving the distributor a tool to differentiate.”

Americo has been making floor pads from 100% recycled fiber and water based resins in their binding process for well over a decade. With a long history of embracing environmentally friendly manufacturing, earlier this year the company introduced an innovative technology in developing floor pads that have been specially formulated to biodegrade in a fraction of the time, compared to conventional floor pads. Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Leonard Shutzberg, stated, “This is an exciting time for Americo. We are honored to be the recipient of such prestigious awards by ISSA and NISSCO. These awards shine a light on our Full Cycle® products that perform to the highest standards while leaving the smallest possible impact on the environment—and that is something that’s a benefit to us all.” For more information regarding Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads, visit AmericoFullCycle.com.